A sneaky peek into the world of children’s literature
For decades the likes of Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, Dahl author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Grahame author of Wind in the Willows have wowed and amazed us with their imaginative worlds of fun and adventure. Their remarkable creative ability lives on as they are still able to fascinate, excite and transport children into a fantastical realm. There is no doubt that these famous authors and their illustrious books will remain prominent in children’s literature for generations to come. But it seems that our 21st century society is beginning to pave way for other varieties of books that are taking children’s reading by storm and onto to a whole new level.
Let’s take the Gruffalo for example. The book is authored by the witty Julia Donaldson and has gained huge popularity amongst new generations of parents and their young readers worldwide. It is an exceptionally well composed story that is both sharp and humorous, as it tells the tale of larger than life mouse and his unique ability to save himself from the paws of his hungry predators. The Gruffalo is one of the most popular books requested in libraries across the nation, so much so that it was reviewed by Imelda Staunton from the Daily Express as “pure magic”. It is also ranked as the No. 2 best seller of children’s books, and was given an enviable five star rating on Amazon.
Additionally, the sensational The Ugly Truth in the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is another book that is fascinating our young readers across the UK. The book allows them to follow the unfortunate life and comic adventures of Greg Heffley as he tries to explore his way through school and family life. The success of the series is overwhelming as it claims its position as the No.3 bestseller on Amazon, selling over 27 million copies worldwide. The...